Runway Review: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana love their comfort zone. Coincidentally, their happy place is also the place they come from - Sicily. This time around, the focus was more on the historic aspects Greece had on Sicilian culture in a very fun and quite literal way.

Cue the ruin prints (and I'm not even kidding). The show opener was a classy T-shirt dress with a magnified print of an ancient ruin. Dolce & Gabbana's continuation of playing with prints was an amazing way to introduce the entire collection. What surprised me the most was the literal way the prints were conveyed (digitalized, then printed) on to the fabric. Very Katrantzou-y.

What came next was in complete contrast to the sleek opening numbers - floral applique (hand printed silk, BTW) placed on uber-feminine A-line dresses (preferably with bell sleeves).

Continuing the history references, Dolce and Gabbana definitely had money on their mind. Ancient coins, that is. They adorned basically every single look - whether applied on loose updos, serving as oversize belt buckles or printed on to matching tops and skirts.

I dare you not to think lace and animal print when I say Dolce & Gabbana. Well, the guys (finally) decided to give the old tiger a rest, but the lace and lingerie were on show. Oh, and so were the white dots on black transparent chiffon dresses.

There is always a cinematic feel to a Dolce & Gabbana collection. It's like Fellini directs their every show. From the classical music playing in the background to the stunning catwalkers such as Catherine McNeil and Kate King evoking Italian screen sirens in their seductive slip dresses - some looks were simply dreamy.

Famously, instead of a classic defilé, Dolce and Gabbana send their girls out stomping at the end of the show dressed in a themed look. This time it was gold. It seemed very appropriate, considering it is the color of Olympic champions.

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Photos from Style.com

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